Two-Case Prepositions

What are Two-Case Prepositions?

Luckily, most prepositions are related to only one case - no matter the situation, they always require that case.

However, there are some so-called two-case prepositions - they sometimes use dative and other times use accusative, depending on the situation.

Here are the two-case prepositions: zwischen, auf, neben, vor, an, in, hinter, unter, über

Dative or Accusative?

Accusative:   Question = Wohin?

The accusative is used when there is movement from point A to point B.

Dative:   Question = Wo?

The dative is used when talking about one set location (no movement from A to B).

Examples

Additional Topics:

Everything about prepositions related to places: Locative Prepositions and Locative Two-Case Prepositions

Everything about prepositions related to time: Temporal Prepositions

How to form questions with prepositions: Questions with Prepositions

Some verbs have prepositions complements: Verbs with Prepositions

All prepositions require one of the four cases: NominativeAccusativeDative, and Genitive

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